Corinne Bramwell

Introduction

Corinne Bramwell is a specialist criminal and regulatory law practitioner recognised as a leading individual in criminal law in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Background and expertise

With extensive experience in both defence and prosecution, Corinne is regularly sought after for her expertise in cases of the utmost gravity and sensitivity, including homicide and serious sexual offences. Corinne also has substantial experience in complex financial crime.

Corinne is known for her attention to detail, tenacity, and ability to achieve favourable outcomes for her clients. She is an excellent communicator, erudite and tactically astute.

In addition to her criminal law expertise, Corinne has a successful practice in regulatory law and professional disciplinary matters. She represents professionals and regulators.

Corinne is an appointed SFO (panel B), and CPS (grade 4) prosecutor. She is a specialist (CPS) panel advocate for counter terrorism, fraud, serious crime, rape and serious sexual offences and extradition.

Corinne is qualified under the Bar Council's direct access scheme, allowing her, in appropriate cases,  to accept instructions directly from the public.

Corinne is a member of the Bar Council Bar Representation Committee and a qualified pupil barrister supervisor. She has also served on 9BR’s management, recruitment, and crime group committees.

HOMICIDE AND VIOLENT CRIME

R v B, 2024

Defence Counsel - client acquitted of strangulation, stalking and breach of a non-molestation order after prosecution offer no evidence following submissions on serious disclosure failings.

R v V and others, 2023

Defence Counsel (led) – client acquitted of murder following trial at the the Central Criminal Court.

See BBC news report here

R v L, 2023

Defence Counsel - Client acquitted of domestic violence assault occasioning actual bodily harm after prosecution offer no evidence following contested submissions on serious disclosure failings.

R v W and others, 2022

Defence Counsel (led) in a three-defendant murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

R v G and L, 2022

Prosecution Counsel – defendants convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm and cruelty to a 16-month-old.

R v B and others, 2021

Prosecution Counsel (led) – four defendants convicted of the murder and manslaughter of a member of a rival county-line drugs gang.

See BBC News reports here and here;

See Welwyn and Hatfield Times report here.

R v L, R and C, 2020

Prosecution Counsel (leading) - three defendants convicted of conspiracy to procure a miscarriage by administering a poison following a trial before a High Court Judge. The trial involved complex legal issues in respect of the legal definition of miscarriage, and whether the mother could be a party to the conspiracy.

See Daily Mail article

R v H, 2018

Defence Counsel - client acquitted of assault and false imprisonment. The trial involved contested expert evidence on blood spatter.

COMPLEX FINANCIAL CRIME

R v C and 5 others, 2021

Prosecution Counsel (leading) – Six defendants, convicted following trial, of conspiracies to commit fraud on bookmakers (valued at around £1.7m) and associated conspiracies to launder the proceeds.

See Daily Mail here

R v K and others, 2019

£34-million, sophisticated Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud and associated money-laundering enterprise.

See BBC article

R v D and others, 2019

Contested confiscation for £5-million Gift Aid fraud and multi-jurisdiction money laundering. The case involved multiple sources of evidence obtained from abroad using the International Letter of Request (ILOR) scheme.

See Daily Express here

R v M and M, 2017

£50-million, three-defendant fraud prosecuted by HMRC and the CPS. The case involved complex legal argument on the issue of ‘double jeopardy’ pursuant to Article 54 of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement including expert evidence from a Professor of Italian law.

See Daily Mail article

See Court News UK article

See The Guardian article

R v D and others, 2016

£5-million, four-defendant Gift Aid fraud and multi-jurisdiction money laundering trial.

See Daily Express article

See Daily Telegraph article

SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES

R v W, 2024

Defence Counsel - client acquitted by jury of four offences of the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.

R v B, 2023

Defence Counsel - Client acquitted by jury of two offences of committing assaults on lone women with intent to commit rape or sexual assault.

R v O, 2023

Prosecution Counsel (led) – defendant convicted of the rape of four young women.

See BBC here

See Standard here

See Dailymail here

See Mirror here

R v R, 2023

Prosecution Counsel – defendant convicted of serious sexual offences against four teenage girls.

R v D, 2023

Prosecution Counsel – defendant convicted of four-year campaign of rape against a child aged 10-13. Defendant received an extended sentence of 27 years.

R v F, 2022

Prosecution Counsel – defendant sentenced to 20 years for a campaign of rape against a child following a finding of ‘dangerousness’.

R v DN, 2021

Prosecution Counsel – defendant convicted of sexual activity with a child and sexual assault.

See Daily Mail here.

See MyLondon report here

R v F, 2018

Defence counsel - client acquitted, following a 5-day trial, of allegations of sexually assaulting a former sexual partner.

R v N, 2018

Prosecution counsel – defendant convicted, following an 11-day trial, of historical sexual offences committed 39 years ago against a familial child aged 11. The case involved contested expert evidence from chartered clinical psychologists on ‘false memory syndrome’.

R v K, 2016

Prosecution Counsel - defendant charged with 35 serious sexual offences spanning 12 years against six complainants, the youngest of whom was aged 2. He received a life sentence.

See BBC News article

DRUGS AND FIREARMS

R v H, 2023

Defence Counsel – secured suspended sentence for 22-year-old client who pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

See My Local News report here

R v R and P, 2022

Prosecution Counsel – defendants convicted of possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.

R v S and C, 2020

Defence Counsel – represented an 18-year-old accused of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a certificate.

R v D, 2019

Defence Counsel - represented man accused of armed robbery of a Ladbrokes betting shop.

DRIVING OFFENCES

R v Q and R, 2021

Prosecution Counsel - driver and passenger convicted in “landmark” case of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving and aiding and abetting causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving respectively. Both defendants received immediate custodial sentences.

See The Telegraph news report here.

See The Daily Mail news report here.

See ITV news report here.

See BBC news report here.

R v O and M, 2018

Prosecution Counsel – two defendants convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving where one of two racing cars struck a pedestrian causing loss of limb.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE

GDC v Z, 2022

Sexual misconduct

NMC v C, 2016

Poor midwifery practices following neonatal deaths.

EXTRADITION

Ireland v J, 2019

42 serious sexual offences including multiple allegations of rape.

COURT MARTIAL

R v K, 2017

Represented client accused of multiple counts of familial rape of a child under 13 years.

APPELLATE WORK

R v M, 2017

Successful appeal concerning the operation of Article 54 of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement ne bis in idem principle of ‘double jeopardy’ based on previous criminal proceedings in Italy - led by Tim Owen QC and David Hughes.

Read more APPELLATE WORK

Professional commentary and attributiON

"She's got a very nice, persuasive manner and she quickly grasps the case." (Chambers UK, 2024)
"Corinne is a meticulous barrister who is universally respected by both judges and opponents." (Chambers UK, 2024)
"Corinne is a highly accomplished junior with a command of all areas of the case. Her cool, calm and smooth manner instils confidence and reflects her quiet mastery of cases." (Legal 500, 2024)
"Corinne is especially good on complex legal arguments with ECHR elements." (Chambers UK, 2023)
"Corinne has a very bright legal mind and is well able to handle any challenge thrown at her. She is tenacious, and always very well-prepared." (Legal 500, 2023)
“Tactically very astute, managing to skilfully pull together the salient evidence in the case and plot the best course towards the right result, whilst always keeping an eye on the big picture and wider issues for the client. An erudite, eloquent and impressively persuasive advocate, with a measured style, coupled with excellent stage presence and gravitas in court.” (Legal 500, 2022)
"A barrister with good communication skills who is more than capable of handling the pressures of a big case." (Chambers UK, 2022)
“A junior with a razor-sharp intellect. She instantly makes an impression on clients, opponents and judges, and is always prepared to go the extra mile to deliver the right result.” (Legal 500, 2021)
"A junior of superb mental dexterity who has a real presence about her in court." (Chambers UK, 2021)
"A thorough junior with a keen eye for detail" (Legal 500, 2020)

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PROFILE: Corinne Bramwell

Legal 500, 2024 Chambers UK, 2024

Year called

2005

Specialisms

Crime

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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Serious Crime

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Sexual offences

Disciplinary

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Regulatory / Disciplinary

International

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International

Extradition

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Extradition

Military

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Military

Road Traffic

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Road traffic

Direct access

Yes

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

BVC - Inns of Court School of Law, City University

LLB (Hons) - European, International and Comparative Law, University of Sheffield and University of Helsinki

Memberships

Inner Temple

South Eastern Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

Appointments

CPS panel (Grade 4)

SFO panel (Grade B)

CPS RASSO panel

CPS Serious Crime panel (Grade 4)

CPS Counter Terrorism panel (Grade 3)

CPS Fraud panel (Grade 3)

CPS Extradition panel ( Grade 2)

Direct Access qualified

Qualified Pupil Supervisor

Bar Council Bar Representation Committee Member

Recognition

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